March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Saving C’ville’s history

Some see only an eyesore ruin but Ben Harper says old Robinson stores are town treasures that should be preserved

The roof is completely gone and the floor too of the old drug store. The general mercantile store next door is in a little better shape but needs a lot of work. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

The family of Leslie Anthony Tyler, “The fish man” would like to thank everyone for their prayers, gifts of food and other acts of kindness. Also to Sheriff Ray Norris and the people that helped at the river. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of George Michael Bailey Sr. (Mike) would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support shown to us during the loss our loved one.  More...

Burglary arrest made

An arrest has been made in the burglary of a camp house on Old Highway 5 North near Thomasville, Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department reported this week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alabama River Credit Union’s Annual Membership Meeting will be Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Monroeville Community House at 271 Park Drive in Monroeville. There will be an election of new officers, refreshments and door prizes. More...

Church News

Church News

All In Christ Holiness Church of Grove Hill will have its Spring Revival Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Garry Jackson, pastor of the St. Luke Baptist Church of Walker Springs. More...

Columbus ships coming to Lulu’s

On Friday, March 4, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina,’ replicas of Columbus’ ships will open in Gulf Shores. More...

Lifestyle

Dinner Done Easy

Walking in the door from a hectic day to the heady, fragrant smells of a meal ready to enjoy may seem like a far-fetched fantasy. More...

Bourbon BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 8 hours Servings: 6   More...

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 7 hours Servings: 7   More...

Schools

Second graders create instruments

Second grade classes have been studying musical instruments and then had to make their very own from things they found at home. Pictured above are students from Mrs. Carpenter’s class and below from Mrs. Kelly’s class.   More...

Reading Marathon held to honor Dr. Seuss

Feb. 29 to March 4 is “Read Across America Week!” To kick off the week that honors Dr. Seuss’s Birthday GHES participated in a Reading Marathon. Students read for 20-30 minutes and “tagged out” with classmates. More...

Students collecting pennies

Student Council has been participating in “Pennies for Patients.”  This is a fundraiser that helps with research for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More...

ADC's incorrect marked ballots, other problems make for long day

There were a lot of voting snafus in Tuesday’s primary balloting in Clarke County. More...

Harrigan’s contributions remembered

Third generation Clarke County lumberman and timberman Dwight Harrigan — properly William Dwight Harrigan II — died at his home early on Sunday, Feb. 28 after an extended illness. He was 78. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

King - Free Access

Mary Louise Burks King, 82, made her earthly transition on Feb. 28, 2016 at her Jackson home surrounded by her family.  She was born Aug. 25, 1933 to the late Birt and Molly Miles Burks.   More...

Montgomery - Free Access

Valerie “Val” Montgomery, 59, entered into eternal rest Feb. 26, 2016 while at the Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson.   More...

Jordan - Free Access

Bobbie Carol Jordan, 83, of Sweet Water died March 4, 2016.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators battle in Morgan tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators played a murderous schedule in the Morgan Tournament this past weekend, meeting four teams that were in the state tournament last season.  They capped the tournament by falling 6-1 to Macon-East.  Maribeth More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to UMS

The dream of a trip to Birmingham and the Class 4A Final Four came up short for the Clarke County Lady Bulldogs as they lost 47-38 to UMS last Wednesday in the regional tournament. Shanda Pugh led CCHS with 23 points and eight rebounds. More...

Bulldogs down So. Choctaw

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs banged out nine hits to beat Southern Choctaw 7-3 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill.  More...

Editorial

An Electoral College lesson

Inside the Statehouse

You know the outcome of our presidential preference primary yesterday. I do too, today; however, this column had to go to press a few days prior to the primary. Therefore, I will have to report and analyze your voting in a later column.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Who can vote in Alabama

Gone South

One of the great questions that has hung over American elections since forever has been “who should be allowed to vote.”  All sorts of qualifications have been used to answer that.  Sex - don’t let women vote.  Age - More...

Records

No arrest report

The computer system is down at the Sheriff’s Dept. so there is no arrest report this week. The report will return next week.   More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed

Dated Feb. 17-24 James D. Etheridge, to Julia S. Austin. Dickie Dickinson, to Tammy Louise Bradley. Bradford Brothers LLC, to Delrick D. Berry. Peter H. More...

POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An arrest was made Feb. 22 for shoplifting in the 4200 block of College Ave. An arrest was made Feb. More...